Chapter 1

China in the World Affairs

Historical changes have taken place in relations between China and rest of the world since the time of Opium War221. Beginning of the last centuries was an era of revolutions and World Wars. Since the 1970s and 1980s, the world has moved into a new era, and Deng Xiaoping was the first person to bring changes in China. He observed that peace and development has replaced wars and revolutions in the world, in current times. Opening up and maintaining peace have become China’s important foreign policy objectives based on which China has opened up to the world, foreign investment and management expertise have been brought in.222 China has changed its direction, where it has become collaborator from rebels in the ...

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